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Flat Rock in Henderson County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Outdoor Inspiration

 
 
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By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 12, 2008
1. Outdoor Inspiration Marker
Inscription.  "It is necessary now and then for a man to go away by himself and experience loneliness; to sit on a rock in the forest and to ask of himself, 'Who am I, and where have I been, and where am I going?"
Carl Sandburg

Throughout his years here, it was Carl Sandburg's custom to spend many afternoons on this granite outcropping, sitting in a rustic bentwood chair. On his lap rested a plain tablet of paper and a lead pencil which he sharpened with a favorite pocket-knife.

Thus equipped and cloaked with the serenity of this forest, he wandered through his memories of people and places, balancing the sound and power of each word. Amid these cool, dappled shadows, he crafted his poems.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music.
 
Location. 35° 16.278′ N, 82° 26.825′ W. Marker is in Flat Rock, North Carolina, in Henderson County. Marker can be reached from Little River Road (State Highway 1127). It is located inside Carl Sandburg Home National Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Flat Rock NC 28731, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
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By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 12, 2008
2. Outdoor Inspiration
walking distance of this marker. A Home for Champions (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Glassy Mountain Trails (approx. 0.2 miles away); Connemara (approx. 0.2 miles away); Carl Sandburg (approx. 0.3 miles away); Flat Rock (approx. 0.3 miles away); C.G. Memminger (approx. 0.8 miles away); St. John in the Wilderness (approx. 0.8 miles away); George A. Trenholm (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Flat Rock.
 
More about this marker. Marker is to the left of the Carl Sandburg Home
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 29, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 13, 2008, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 761 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 13, 2008, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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Nov. 27, 2020